TripAdvisor reveals the 25 best hotels for 2018

The annual Traveller’s Choice Awards has found this season’s winners in Cambodia, Costa Rica and India

Thousands of hotel reviews are written on TripAdvisor every day as travel lovers are eager to help others to choose the best place for their vacation.

TripAdvisor users named Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the best hotel for 2018 — Bookings.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
TripAdvisor users named Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the best hotel for 2018 — Bookings.com

And once a year, the site takes the millions of ratings, analyses them and creates a list of the very best hotels in the world.

Now, the site has revealed its Traveller’s Choice Awards list for 2018 with the Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia as a winner.

With prices around $135 per night, Viroth’s guests can expect to get more than plenty of a world-class hospitality place situated right at the Siem Rep‘s town centre.

Guests can expect to get more than plenty of a world-class hospitality place in Virthos — Booking.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
Guests can expect to get plenty of world-class hospitality place in Virthos — Booking.com

“This hotel sets the benchmark for a well run, superbly furnished boutique hotel with wonderful, willing staff. I would highly recommend this hotel as a place from which to explore the Angkor site,” TripAdvisor user Ralph P from the United Kingdom commented on Viroth’s Hotel, giving it five stars.

“After a long day’s sightseeing, it is wonderful to relax by the pool or on the balcony of one’s room. I cannot recommend this hotel more highly.”

The hotel scores amazing 9.8 points on Booking.com. 

The second best in the world according to TripAdvisor user is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — Booking.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
The second best hotel in the world according to TripAdvisor users is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica — Booking.com

On the other side of the world, right at the beaches of Costa Rica, lies TripAdvisor’s second most recommended place to stay, the Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio.

Tulemar is a resort with its private beach area, and water sports facilities lies just 2.6 km from Quepos and scores 9.4 points out of 10 on Booking.com.

"Some of our best wildlife sightings were right from our balcony and the Tulemar property,” says user called travelfam7700 — Booking.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
“Some of our best wildlife sightings were right from our balcony and the Tulemar property,” travelfam7700 said — Booking.com

“It was so spacious and comfortable. During our time in Costa Rica, some of our best wildlife sightings were right from our balcony and the Tulemar property,” says user called travelfam7700 from Portland, Oregon.

The Indian city of Jodhpur is home to world’s third-best hotel, according to TripAdvisor – the Umaid Bhawan Palace that, as the names suggest, is an actual palace that scores exceptional 9.7 points on Booking.com.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is actually a real palace built by a maharaja — Booking.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
Umaid Bhawan Palace is a real palace built by a maharaja — Booking.com
“My wife and I have just completed two nights at the Umaid Bhawan Palace where were treated like royalty,” said ase171 from Amarok, New York.

“Everything about this hotel is luxury, from the professionally competent staff to the wonderfully amazing breakfasts. This is a remarkable place and an experience that should be enjoyed.”

Five out of ten best hotels in the world are located in Asia – four of them in featured in the first half – two of top 10 are in Costa Rica alone.

You will be treated like a real royalty at the Umaid Bhawan Palace — Booking.com best hotels TripAdvisor 2018
You will be treated like royalty at the Umaid Bhawan Palace — Booking.com

The best ranking hospitality place in Europe is Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy and was named 6th in the global ranking, while the first hotel of the United States – the Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Massachusetts – was seventh.

Top 10 Hotels by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

  1. Viroth’s Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  2. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  3. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. Gili Lankanfushi, Lankanfushi, Maldives
  6. Hotel Belvedere, Riccione, Italy
  7. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  8. La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa, Paris, France
  9. Nayara Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy, Hanoi, Vietnam

You can find the full list of the top 25 here.